A father spends one last day with his daughter in a rundown coastal town when he dubiously comes across a large sum of money.
**Official Selection Seattle International Film Festival**
**Official Selection Palm Springs International Shortsfest**
**Official Selection Cinequest**
Written and directed by Felix Thompson
Produced by Michael Beddoes
Executive Producers Gabrielle Nadig, Steven Agiovlasitis, David Maire, Michael Beddome
DoP Brandon Roots
Editor Paul Penczner
Music Matt Abeysekera
Producers: Dave Ali Fils-Aimé | Dali Reel, Alex Horner | Horner Pictures, Francisco Momplaisir | J'aime les Cayes
Cinematography/Editor/Writer: Alex Horner
Field sound recordist: Nick Mihalevich | Cape Status
Creole translation and adaptation: Marleen Julien
Voiceover engineer: Freddie Feldman | Vocomotion
Music composition: Rhian Sheehan - "A Thimble Full of Sorrow"
Post-sound mix: Steve Horner
Special thanks: Molly Augustin, Marleen Julien, James Murphy, Kevin Pierre, Thierry Rivette, Rhian Sheehan.
In October 2012, Nick, Dave, Francisco and I, set off on a 10 day journey along the Southern coast of Haiti in the back of a pickup. Our goal? To capture a side of Haiti that is rarely seen. Having been to Port Au Prince multiple times, it was refreshing to see Haiti in a new light. It's important to recognize that the images typically shown of Haiti, or any 3rd world country, do not necessarily represent the country as a whole. It has nothing to do with putting blinders on to problems and needs, but all to do with expanding your perception of a country.
We hope that these images can help motivate someone to get out and go somewhere that may seem scary or intimidating. When you get into it, it's not all bad.
'Three creatures go in search of food in the woods but find that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch'.
Table Manners is director Rebecca Manley's first foray into the word of live action puppets. She always wanted to make something as an homage to the shows and films that inspired her as a child (from The Muppets to Labyrinth). The low budget form of Channel 4's late night arts strand Random Acts proved to be the perfect platform for experimentation.
WINNER Best Green Production, Going Green Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
WINNER VOTD (Video of the Day)
Third Place Shooting People Film of the Month
Nominee Best Director, Underwire 2014